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Green Works kicks off Walk to School Challenge

BY Allison Cerra

OAKLAND, Calif. Green Works is promoting healthy lifestyles in line with International Walk to School Month.

Green Works, a maker of naturally derived cleaners, has partnered with the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest environmental organization in the United States, for the Walk to School Challenge. Together, the groups hope to encourage people to use walking and bicycling to school as a simple way to spend more time outdoors and live a more natural lifestyle. Green Works is promoting the Walk to School Challenge on its Facebook fan page and company website.

"We are excited to help get more people to take this simple step to a more natural, healthier lifestyle," said Ria Lacher, brand manager for Green Works. "And while not everyone lives close enough to walk to school every day, we think everyone can find a way to participate. If you live far away, walk together to a bus stop or park a few blocks from your school and walk the rest of the way to campus."

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CPSC, Health Canada find no link between Pampers Dry Max and diaper rash

BY Drug Store News Team

CINCINNATI The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced Friday that they have found no cause linking Pampers Dry Max diapers and reports of diaper rash and other skin conditions.

"We are thankful that the U.S. CPSC and Health Canada conducted their thorough reviews and have not identified any cause for concern with Pampers with Dry Max," said Jodi Allen, VP of Pampers. "Our heartfelt mission is always to care for and protect babies, and, as such, safety is, and will always be, our No. 1 priority. We hope that today’s announcement will reassure the millions of moms, dads and child caregivers who place their trust in Pampers and Dry Max every day. We thank our customers for their continued support and greatly value and appreciate the trust they place in us."

To help parents battle diaper rash, Pampers is sponsoring the distribution of comprehensive educational materials produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics that provide detailed information on the care and treatment of infant skin conditions, including diaper rash, according to Allen. The AAP materials are available as free brochures and will appear in the summer issue of AAP Healthy Children Magazine, as well as online at HealthyChildren.org and at Pampers.com.

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Pfizer ends brain cancer drug development deal with Celldex

BY Drug Store News Team

NEEDHAM, Mass. Pfizer is pulling out of a development deal for a potential brain cancer drug, saying it is not a strategic priority, according to the drug’s developer Celldex Therapeutics.

Celldex said it will regain full worldwide rights to develop and sell rindopepimut from Pfizer. The drug candidate also is called CDX-110. In May, the company reported positive results form a midstage study on the drug.

 

Celldex will regain rights to the drug candidate on Nov. 1.

 

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